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Christie says he warned Trump not to hire Flynn

Seth Wenig / AP

New Jersey Governor and former Trump transition head Chris Christie told reporters at a press conference in Trenton today that he "made it very clear" to President Trump during the transition that he should not hire Michael Flynn in any capacity, per CNN.

The money quote: "If I were president-elect of the United States, I wouldn't let General Flynn into the White House, let alone give him a job."

Trump won't like this: There has been periodic speculation about Christie joining the administration, but this statement won't do him any favors. As Axios' Jonathan Swan has previously reported, White House staffers would love nothing more than to make Flynn disappear, but Trump still thinks highly of him and has not authorized his staff to criticize the ousted national security advisor.